Flutist Jamie Yoo, born in South Korea, first studied piano and later moved to the United States at the age of seventeen to receive flute training under Kathryn Lukas at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She completed her Bachelor of Music with highest honors in 2009 and Master of Music in 2011. Then she continued her musical studies under Jonathan Keeble at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, completing Doctor of Musical Arts in 2014 in Flute Performance and Literature. During her doctoral studies she embarked upon research into the work of noted Baroque period composer Antonio Lotti (1666-1740). Her dissertation, “A Stylistic Analysis of Antonio Lotti’s Trio Sonata in F Major for Flute, Viola da Gamba, and Harpsichord, and Trio Sonata in A Major for Flute Oboe d’amore, and Continuo” broke new ground in understanding Lotti’s work, and acts as a springboard for future work into this noted composer.
Jamie has been a featured soloist with Sophia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Spoleto Music Festival Orchestra in United States, and Seoul Symphony Orchestra in South Korea. She also had the privilege of working with the Maestros Riccardo Muti, Charles Dutoit, Carl Topilow, Lary Rachelff, and John Kennedy throughout her career. She has been a laureate in numerous competitions including Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Music Competition, Southern Illinonis Young Artist Competition, Coeur d’Alene National Young Artist Competition, and more.
A highly versatile player, Jamie has had several solo recitals and chamber concerts in the United States and in South Korea. Also she served in orchestras performing a diverse repertoire. A founding member of Glavan Quintet, she had the honor of performing at Indiana University’s Twelfth Annual Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and Latin America, and received numerous honors for research and creativity in programming.
Currently, Jamie plays in Civic Orchestra of Chicago, working closely with Yo-Yo Ma under the mentorship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, and she serves as a woodwind faculty at Jalisco Youth Symphony Orchestra in Chicago giving flute lesson and coaching in chamber music.